HJ 541: A NEW VARIETY OF FORAGE SORGHUM FOR HIGH FODDER YIELD

S. K. PAHUJA, R. YADAV, Y. JINDAL, S. R. PUNDIR, D. S. RANA, K. GUPTA, A. S. RATHI, S.

P. SINGH, S. SIHAG AND U. N. JOSHI

Forage Section

CCS Haryana Agricultural University,

Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India.

(E-mail: forageres@gmail.com)

(Received : 18 June, 2013, Accepted : 25 July, 2013)

SUMMARY

The new variety HJ 541 overcomes this problem as it has long and semi-compact ear heads and also has shown 10.5 % increase in seed yield over the check in All India Coordinated trials. This variety of forage sorghum, HJ 541 has been released and notified by Central Sub-committee on Crop Standards, notification and release of varieties in the year 2013. In On-farm trials conducted at farmers’ fields in various districts of Haryana, this variety has given 503.2 q/ha green fodder yield against the check HC 308 (438.2 q/ ha) thereby exhibiting 14.8 % increase over the check.

Key words : New variety, HJ 541, forage sorghum, high fodder yield.

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